17-Nov-2017 - 17-Nov-2017



LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Courtesy Port Cygnet Catering

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10-Nov-2017 - 10-Nov-2017



LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Milquebarth. Courtesy of the Artist.

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03-Nov-2017 - 03-Nov-2017

LIVE: Hobiennale Launch + how can you tell for sure

Priscilla Beck, Olivia Koh, Llewellyn Millhouse, Jake Preval, Brigitte Trobbiani

LIVE: Performance. Sound. Food. Three Fridays in November. 3, 10, 17 November from 6pm
Hobiennale is a new festival bringing together artist-run initiatives and emerging artists from across Australia and New Zealand for 10 days of exhibitions, music, performances, parties and talks. FREE EVENT // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA

Image: Screenshot. Courtesy Hobiennale.

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07-Oct-2017 - 22-Oct-2017

Shotgun 6: A Rag or a Rip

Robert O'Connor

'Cartographer, archeologist, explorer, scavenger, sociologist and resurrectionist. Rob O’Connor is all of these things. His work, like the artist himself, exudes a restless energy and a palpable curiosity. He is fascinated by maps, even when they are composed of detritus, both found and formed by O’Connor himself. He notes that cities are full of unseen histories – sites of trauma, humour, accident, neglect – and he is driven to make these visible. That which many would deride as ‘rubbish’ are grist to O’Connor’s mill. One is reminded of William Gibson’s mantra in his novel Burning Chrome: “...the street finds its own uses for things.”'
- excerpt from Shotgun 6 catalogue essay by Dr Ashley Crawford // OPENS: 6pm, Friday 6 October 2017 // EXHIBITION: 7 - 22 October 2017 // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA


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09-Sep-2017 - 24-Sep-2017

Shotgun 6: Mock Sun

Nadége Philippe-Janon

'Mock suns—or sun dogs—are a perceptual phenomenon caused by the combination of sunlight, ice crystals and their refraction at the vantage point of the viewer. They are a natural accident whereby the viewer sees the Earth’s sun multiplied in a horizontal band across the sky—with a mock sun flanking the actual sun at either side. With the sun now in triplicate, one’s regular environment all of a sudden appears otherworldly—like a planet orbited by multiple moons.'
- excerpt from Shotgun 6 catalogue essay by Helen Hughes // OPENS: 6pm, Friday 8 September 2017 // EXHIBITION: 9 - 24 September 2017 // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA


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21-Jul-2017 - 27-Aug-2017


Stewart Cole, Andrew Harper, Stephanie Kam, Harriet Kate Morgan & Luke Holland, Simon Pericich, Striborg, Matt Warren

Curated by Colin Langridge, Sullun explores “blackening the world” as a lifestyle choice; done with noise, metal, screaming, death, hate, drone, violence, anti-sentiment, anachronism and, of course, the colour black.

Exhibition opening features sounds in the CAT Garage. There will be noise.

OPENS: 6pm, Friday 21 July // EXHIBITION: 22 July - 27 August // CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA // A FREE EVENT

Image: Stewart Cole, Sullun t-shirt design, 2017

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28-Apr-2017 - 28-May-2017


Susanna Castleden, Vivienne Cutbush, Linda Fredheim, Julie Gough, Laura Hindmarsh, Pip Stafford

Curator: Emily Bullock
This exhibition is an outcome of the Contemporary Art Tasmania Curatorial Mentorship Program.
Passages brings together six artists whose work engages with the subjective and sensory encounters between people and place. DATE: 29 April - 28 May 2017 OPENS: 6pm, 28 April 2017, ARTIST AND CURATOR TALK: 5pm 28 April 2017, LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania A FREE EVENT

Image: Susanna Castleden, Folded Globe, 2013, watercolour on rag paper, approx 50 x 50 x 50 cm. Photograph Robert Frith at Acorn

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17-Mar-2017 - 16-Apr-2017

Michael Schlitz: light memory, dark ground

A solo exhibition of new work by Tasmanian artist, Michael Schlitz.
OPENS: 6pm, 16 March 2017 | EXHIBITION: 18 March - 16 April 2017 | Contemporary Art Tasmania | Presented as part of Ten Days on the Island

Image: Michael Schlitz, light memory, dark ground, 2017. Photo: Lou Conboy

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20-Jan-2017 - 26-Feb-2017

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process is a major survey exhibition bringing together, for the first
time, five decades of the artist’s oeuvre. It encompasses photography, video, installation and
performance works that date from the 1970s to the present day. Kreckler is a leading
Australian artist known for his experimental conceptual and post-minimalist practice. Curated by Hannah Matthews and presented as part of Mona Foma 2017
DATE: Thursday 19 January 2017 ARTIST & CURATOR TALK: 5:00pm OPENING: 6.00pm LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania A FREE EVENT

Image: Derek Kreckler, Wet Dream (red), 1978. colour video, digitised from 35mm transparencies, looped. Courtesy of the artist.

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07-Jun-2017 - 25-Jun-2017

Occasions hosted by Isabel Lewis

Berlin based performance artist Isabel Lewis hosts ‘Occasions’ - “evenings where she entertains guests and all their senses. Using music, food, smells and designs, she creates a unique experience for people to relax and enjoy, eat and drink, as well as participate if they like.” Isabel creates a space where the ritualistic, the sensory and the sensual are presented to ‘guests’ as tangible offerings. Curated by Scot Cotterell and designed by Juan Chacón. OCCASIONS: 7 - 11 June, 6 - 9PM // DECOR: 8 - 25 Jun // LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT

Image: Image: Isabel Lewis by Joanna Seitz

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